VAAP actively participates with local and federal government agencies and with private groups to influence and shape policy decisions at all level. ¬†VAAP’s Advocacy Committee helps influence and guide decision makers on matters related to the addition treatment and recovery communities.

VAAP also participates as a founding member with the Virginia Recovery Coalition, a proactive, collaborative advocacy partnership devoted to the advancement of legislation to enhance the addiction treatment profession and to improve conditions and treatment for afflicted individuals.